Ampacet Corp. has introduced a line of photoluminescent masterbatches to make products that help guide people out of enclosed spaces during a fire.
The Tarrytown, N.Y., company said its new products contain strontium aluminate, typically a difficult-to-process material. The masterbatches are suited to acrylics, polyethylene, polycarbonate, nylon and other resins.
Strontium aluminate is a tough mineral that abrades screws and barrels, causing metal particles to cover the mineral and affect its efficiency. Ampacet claims its compounds are specially designed to promote high photoluminescence. It also has developed molding and extrusion practices to help processors meet photoluminescence targets.
Products include directional arrows, wall profiles, tapes and films in markets such as cruise ships, commercial buildings, buses, rail cars and automotive.
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